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Virus leaves fishing high and dry

The recreational fishing industry, employing 94 000 people and generating R36-billion a year, pleads for permission to return to work before it collapses

The Icelandic fisherman who fought the sharks – and won

The story of Johannes Stefansson, who helped to pay massive bribes in Namibia - and survived death threats from Cape gangsters, and a poisoning attempt, to blow the whistle

Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay

The department of environmental affairs wants trout declared an invasive species, but a lobby group says this move will kill an important industry

Black farmers to get state funding

Among the plans are increased funds for black farmers and agri-processing to create jobs

Failed tuna venture debt could sink Mozambique

The country has everything going for it yet is plagued by debts and mismanaged budgets, as the disastrous $850mn fishing scheme clearly illustrates.

New app for small-scale fishing industry

The new app - known as Abalobi - signals a lifeline for fisherfolk who were marginalised and never had legal rights to fish marine resources.

Are these Kim’s ghost ships?

Some of the bodies found on mystery vessels are believed to be those of North Korean soldiers.

Row over fishing ‘quotas for pals’

Fishermen are up in arms over a scheme to take rights from the previously disadvantaged and give them to a new group of previously disadvantaged.

SA gung ho about mining oceans

The short-term profits from commercial exploitation of offshore mineral resources may imperil fishing communities.

Reel in Botswana’s wild west

Fishing licences for locals and the influx of traders from Zambia and the DRC should be controlled, writes Roman Grynberg.

Ocean View fishers drowned out by policy

The Ocean View fishers say they’re being forced into poverty by the government’s “flawed and corrupt” fishing permit processes.

Fishing for answers at poaching’s ground zero

Behind the Cape's illicit perlemoen trade are whole communities that rely on the income the illegal abalone fishers bring in.

Subsistence fishers to be grouped into co-operatives

Indigent fishermen may have been thrown a lifeline in the fishing industry, which is facing unprecedented turbulence.

MK vet cuts fishermen’s lifelines

Acting deputy director for fisheries Desmond Stevens denies any foul play in the reduction or issuing process of traditional line-fishing licences.

Fisheries department grants line fishers interim relief

The fisheries department has announced fisherman who were refused line fishing rights may apply for exemptions pending an appeals process outcome.

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